The National Association of ACOs called CMS’ proposals to redo the MSSP “misguided,” noting that the changes, if finalized, “will upend the ACO movement by creating havoc with a significant overhaul introducing many untested and troubling policies.”
August 9, 2018 | Rajiv Leventhal and Heather Landi
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is proposing a new direction for ACOs (accountable care organizations) in the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP), with the goal to push these organizations into two-sided risk models.
July 5, 2018 | the Editors of Healthcare Informatics
As part of Healthcare Informatics 100 questionnaire, vendors were asked to estimate the percentage of revenue earned in each of their product segments sold. Inside, we reveal the top 5 companies by revenue within seven different categories.
The penetration of population-based value-based payment models is not yet having an impact on curbing growth in total cost of care, according to a new analysis by the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA), Leavitt Partners and McManis Consulting.
During the recent 2018 Scottsdale Institute Annual Conference, a group of 22 CIOs from leading health-delivery organizations across the country gathered to discuss their CEOs’ top IT-related priorities. From that discussion, five key themes emerged.
With new leadership coming in and a potential sale on the horizon, athenahealth is facing significant changes. Healthcare industry insiders weigh in on the company's possible suitors and how the changes could impact the company's customers.
Value-based care is bending the healthcare cost curve, reducing unnecessary medical costs by nearly 6 percent on average while also improving care quality and patient engagement, according to new research from Nashville-based Change Healthcare.
In Part 1 of a two-part feature on the telehealth landscape, a partner at Alston & Bird discusses how providers are—and will continue to—fight through the many barriers that exist in the telehealth landscape.
Companies are quickly ramping up investment in data and cybersecurity as they look to become more compliant with new data privacy protection and security regulations—and to avoid highly damaging data breaches, according to the 2018 Harvey Nash/KPMG CIO Survey.
Greg Caressi, transformational health senior vice president, Frost & Sullivan, recently spoke with Healthcare Informatics about the role that blockchain could have in precision medicine, and other top use cases for blockchain in healthcare.
Each year, to accompany our Healthcare Informatics 100 list, we profile fast-growing companies that could very well make the list in the future. Inside are write-ups of the first two companies that made this year’s Up-and-Comers rendition.
June 4, 2018 | the Editors of Healthcare Informatics
The editors of Healthcare Informatics are once again proud to present the newest edition of our unique industry offering: the Healthcare Informatics 100, a compilation of the top health IT companies based on HIT revenues from the most recent fiscal year.
As the healthcare landscape shifts, U.S. healthcare leaders are learning valuable lessons in how to prepare broadly to take on financial risk in contracts with the public and private purchasers and payers of healthcare, and how to engage and align physicians.
At this time last year, healthcare stakeholders were filled with uncertainty, as the future of healthcare policy remained very much in limbo. But in the past several months, an air of stability has presented itself.
Primary care physicians’ compensation rose by more than 10 percent over the past five years, representing an increase which is nearly double that of specialty physicians’ compensation over the same period, according to the Medical Group Management Association (...
More than two-thirds of health systems (about 70 percent) use more than one vendor for revenue cycle management, and those organizations that do use more than one solution report larger issues with denials, a recent survey found.
More than 90 percent of healthcare organizations have experienced a data breach since the third quarter of 2016, and nearly 50 percent have had more than five data breaches during the same timeframe, according to a recent report from Black Book Research.
CMMI, created to test new and cost-effective approaches for delivering and paying for healthcare, has partially met its goals, while just four out of the innovation center’s 37 alternative payment models have actually achieved lower spending and higher quality.
Health IT company Change Healthcare is collaborating with Adobe and Microsoft on the development of patient engagement technology, specifically with the aim of giving providers a tool for patient engagement campaigns similar to what retailers use to engage...
The American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) and the American Medical Association (AMA) have jointly announced the release of a concept paper detailing an alternative payment model (APM) that will aim to improve how patients with opioid use disorder are...